Sweden: Melodifestivalen 2014 dates and cities announced

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SVT’s ambition to spread geographically the shows in Sweden continues one more year. Malmö, Linköping, Gothenburg, Örnsköldsvik, Lidköpingsvägen and Stockholm are the 6 cities that will host one of the most popular music shows in Europe.

The Swedes will select their 2014 Eurovision entry and representative on March 8 at the Friends Arena in Stockholm. Friends Arena will play host to the Swedish Eurovision final ( Melodifestivalen) for a second consecutive year.

The 6 cities that will host the  2014 Melodifestivalen shows were announced in a brief release by SVT, the Swedish broadcaster on Tuesday 10 September.

“Our ambition is to have a geographical spread in towns so we are very pleased this year. It will be so fun to work with these skilled cities and venues to create a feast for both television viewers that the audience in place”, says Maria Ilstedt, project manager for Melodifestivalen 2014.

The schedule

1 February
Heat 1 – Malmö
Malmö Arena

8 February
Heat 2 – Linköping
Cloetta Center

15 February
Heat 3 – Gothenburg

22 February
Heat 4 – Örnsköldsvik
Fjällräven Center

1 March
Second chance – Lidköping
Swedbank Arena Lidköping

8 March
Final – Stockholm
Friends Arena

Stay tuned at esctoday.com for the latest news regarding Sweden, the  Melodifestivalen 2014 selection and the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest.